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DC Brau / Bluejacket Embers of the Deceased

DC Brau / Bluejacket Embers of the Deceased
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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We have been long-anticipating our first collaboration with DCís 1st production brewery in 55 years, DC Brau, and we are psyched to announce that the Bluejacket/ DC Brau brew will be poured for the very 1st time during the 4th annual DC Beer Week! This is our take on a long-forgotten style, Grodziskie-Gratzer, a low abv, smoked wheat ale with a strong hop presence...dutifully called Embers of the Deceased, or--in German if you like--"Asche des Verstrobenen"!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1880) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 19, 2012
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC. Clear, straw-yellow with small off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma if bread, roasted malt, biscuit malt, lemon, horse blanket and light smoke. Taste of bread, spice, wet straw and light smoke. Medium/light body and medium carbonation. A fine mildly smoked beer. Not robust enough to hold its own against a burger and catsup, but fine on its own. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (1822) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Tap. Light clearish orange yellow with a white head. Some citrus, fatty smoked meat thatís fairly light, some grains in the aroma as well. Not overwhelmingly smoky, some burnt toast, and a slight sweetness. Lighter body. Strange brew.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (108) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Draft. Golden yellow, nice subtle smokey aroma. Taste is almost like a smoked heffeweizen. I am not a hop fan and did not think it was particularly hoppy. Nice beer, but not what I was expecting when I ordered it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5973) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Draft. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Light smoky malts up front, followed by some weird herbal and lemony notes, a light sweetness, and a very wheaty finish. An odd one, comes close to being really good, but not quite.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoyalFlushing (322) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2012
On tap @ brewery. Poured a cloudy golden with a small tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma of smoke, floral notes, and citrus zest. Taste is wheat, citrus, and smoke. Very drinkable, but limited complexity.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nimbleprop (4732) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Sampled at DC Brau. Pours a hazy, straw color with some thin white head. Nose is mild, lightly smokey, a little malty, dried leaves, a little dried orange peel. Flavor is vitamin C tablets, buttered biscuit, buttered popcorn jelly beans, light creamed corn, some mild smoke. Wasnít impressed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Location/Date:Draft at Comet Ping Pong on Friday, September 7th.

Appearance: Pours a yellow cloud.
Aroma: Aroma is of faint smoke, wheat malt.
Taste: Wheat, faint citrus, hint of smoke.
Palate:Medium light body.

Summary: I see from the description that this is a style that hasnít been made in awhile. Itís an interesting combination, and itís solid but not amazing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1154) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2012
Tap@chuchkey. Small head. Thin yellow haze. Smokey citrus aromas. Dry Watery taste. Short finish. Very delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1282) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 7, 2012
interesting brew, loads of smoke and a tad sour. Blends well, huge palate considering how low this is. Very impressing

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy golden yellow with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is subdued smoke and ash along with notes of malt and wheat. Flavor is lightly sweet with smoke and wheat notes, plus a faint touch of citrus. No real bitterness. Impressive complexity for a 3.7% beer.


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